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20 best movies like High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

List of the best movies like High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008): Lemonade Mouth, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Radio Rebel, Pretty in Pink, Empire Records, Fame, Geek Charming, God Save the King.

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Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Family, Friends, Partners
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Music group
StyleLight

The story follows five disparate high school students - Olivia, Mo, Charlie, Stella, and Wen who meet in detention. They realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school elite.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends
PlotFriendship, Rivalry, Music group
PlaceSummer camp
StyleTo cry

Mitchie can't wait to go back to Camp Rock and spend the summer making new music with her friends and superstar Shane Gray. But the slick new camp across the lake, Camp Star, has drummed up some serious competition — featuring newcomers Luke (Matthew "Mdot" Finley) and Dana (Chloe Bridges). In a sensational battle of the bands, with Camp Rock's future at stake, will Camp Star's flashy production and over-the-top antics win out, or will Camp Rockers prove that music, teamwork, and spirit are what truly matter?

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersDogs, Losers
PlotRivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry

After a talent scout spots her performing with her dog Boi at a charity gala, Sharpay Evans sets off for the bright lights of NYC, convinced instant fame and fortune are in the bag. But theatre's a dog-eat-dog world. Fortunately, Sharpay also meets Peyton, a handsome student filmmaker who finds Sharpay nearly as fascinating as she finds herself.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, music
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
PlaceParty, New York
StyleTo cry, Touching

When the teenager Mary Elizabeth Steppe, a.k.a. Lola, moves with her mother and two younger twin sisters from New York to the suburb of Dellwood, New Jersey, she has the feeling that her cultural and entertaining world ended. While in school, the displaced Lola becomes close friend of the unpopular Ella, who is also a great fan of the her favorite rock band Sidarthur. However, the most popular girl in the school, Carla Santini, disputes the lead role in an adaptation of Pygmalion with Lola and also the leadership of their mates. When the last concert of Sidarthur is sold-out, Lola plans with Ella to travel to New York and buy the tickets from scalpers. However, the girls get into trouble while helping the lead singer and Lola's idol Stu Wolf, changing their lives forever.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Friends
PlotMusic, First love, Jealousy, Rivalry
PlaceParty
TimeGraduation

High school senior Tara is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out -- doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM radio station, which happens to be owned by her stepfather. When a slot opens up at The SLAM, Tara surprises herself by blossoming behind the mike into confident, "Radio Rebel" -- and to everyone's shock, she's a hit!

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Cinderella, Pupils, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Friendship
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry

Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realize that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Strong women, Blonde girls, Friends
PlotDancing, Motorcycles, Friendship
PlaceCasino
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot

The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotDancing, Music
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry

An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceBeach, USA, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, By books

Dylan Schoenfield is the pink princess of the upscale Los Angeles Woodlands Academy. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new it bag that everyone covets. But when she accidentally tosses her Serge Sanchez bag into a fountain, this princess comes face-to-face with her own personal frog, self-professed film geek Josh Rosen. In return for rescuing Dylan's bag, Josh convinces Dylan to let him film her for his documentary on high school popularity. Reluctantly, Dylan lets F-list Josh into her A-list world, and is shocked to realize that sometimes nerds can be pretty cool. But when Dylan's so-called prince charming of a boyfriend dumps her flat, her life and her social status comes to a crashing halt. Can Dylan win the Woodlands Academy Fall Formal Blossom Queen crown? Can Josh win the Woodlands Academy 10th Annual Film Festival? Can Dylan, with Josh's help, pull the pieces together to create her own happily-ever-after?

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountrySweden
CharactersTeens, Punks, Friends, Losers
PlotMusic, Friendship
PlaceSweden, Small cities
StyleTo cry

A story about a young girl who leaves her hometown to pursue her dream of becoming a famous punk artist.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, western, music
CountryUSA
CharactersAngels, Cowboys, Musicians, Friends, Artists
PlotMusic, Radio
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Smart, Fancy, Touching

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Students, Friends
PlotAmerican Football, Friendship, First love, Rivalry
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Touching

A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersFamily, Friends, Billionaires, Orphans, Foster children
PlotDancing, Music, Chase, Hip Hop, Adoption
PlaceHelicopters, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Touching

Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the recommendation of his advisers. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel, but the plucky youngster's confidence and sunny outlook may mean that Annie will save Will instead.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotMusic, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, Small cities, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Raise Your Voice is a coming-of-age story centered around a small-town singer, brokenhearted by the death of her brother in a car crash, who had secretly submitted her for a summer session at a performing arts academy in Los Angeles. In the performing arts academy, she experiences a whole new way of life in the big city, far from the small town lifestyle she's used to.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, New York

Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man discovers a hidden passion for jump roping

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersTeens, Friends, Sisters, Artists, Singers
PlotAdventure, Music, Friendship
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleFascinating

In a hyper-linked social media age, an orphaned teenage girl, Jerrica Jem Benton, becomes an online recording sensation, and she and her sisters embark on a music-driven scavenger hunt - one that sends them on an adventure across Los Angeles - in an attempt to unlock a final message left by her father.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family, music
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersCinderella, Family, Friends
PlotMusic, Life, Friendship, Family life, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, India, Asia
StyleTouching

Chanel, Dorinda, and Aqua, are off to India to star in a Bollywood movie. But when there they discover that they will have to compete against each other to get the role in the movie. Will the Cheetah's break up again?

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, family, music
CountryAustralia, Germany
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Friends
PlotDancing, Friendship, Ballet, Competitions
PlaceSchool, Party, Australia
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship, Hip Hop
PlaceUSA
StyleHeavy, Touching, Serious

As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotTravel, Friendship, Holidays
PlaceCalifornia, Small cities, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, Touching

Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do and essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realises she knows very little about her. She manages to get her father to agree to let her go to LA to stay with her Uncle Phil and do some research on her mother.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:16
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Actors
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Music, Money
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, For girls, Touching, Sad ones, Good music

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Family, Pupils
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Music, Motorcycles
PlaceSchool, Trains, England, Ireland, Metro
StyleTouching, Serious

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship, Rivalry, Shopping
PlaceParty, Night Clubs

As their first year of high school looms ahead, best friends Julie, Hannah, Yancy and Farrah have one last summer sleepover. Little do they know they're about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Desperate to shed their nerdy status, they take part in a night-long scavenger hunt that pits them against their popular archrivals. Everything under the sun goes on -- from taking Yancy's father's car to sneaking into nightclubs!

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Friends, Losers
PlotMusic, Friendship, Death
PlaceSchool
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves everyone, especially his best friend and band-mate, Chris, with a lot of questions.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Bodyguards, Friends, Losers
PlotBasketball, Motorcycles, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceHotels, Chicago
StyleUnexpected ending, Touching

Clifford Peach, an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford enlist the aid of an overgrown misfit whose mere presence intimidates students and teachers alike. But their "business relationship" soon turns personal as Clifford and the troubled loner forge a winning alliance against their intimidators - and a very special friendship with each other.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersSisters
PlotDancing, Friendship
PlaceParty, USA
TimeGraduation
StyleSoulful, Touching

Jodi, the tallest girl in her high school, has always felt uncomfortable in her own skin. But after years of slouching, being made fun of, and avoiding attention at all costs, Jodi finally decides to find the confidence to stand tall.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:20
CharactersDJs, Friends, Artists
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship
PlaceEngland, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Touching

1974. Amidst power cuts, strikes and boot-boy aggro on the football terraces, Joe McCain is bored of a life that's going nowhere. Enter hair-dresser Jane: blonde, beautiful, and moving to the beat of a whole new world of sound, movement and all-nighter dancing at The Wigan Casino - the home of Northern Soul. Swept along on this tide of pulsating dance and lust, Joe becomes embroiled in the darker side of soul scene that will put his friendship to the test.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersTeens, Horses, Gay, Punks, Friends
PlotFriendship, Rehabilitation
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTo cry, By books, Touching

A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all major elements in this heart-aching tale of the son of diehard hippies and his strange odyssey through the extremes of late 20th century youth culture.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Gay, Students, Journalists, Friends
PlotDancing, American Football, Uprising
PlaceParty

Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its über-popular editor, Eddie fronts an underground movement to give a voice to all the misfits, outcasts, and nerds. Soon the power of the press is in Eddie's hands... but will he use it wisely?

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends, Singers
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
PlaceParty, USA
StyleTo cry, By books

What happens when three sets of BFF's become enemies?





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